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The Hyundai Santa Fe blue
Hybrid demonstrates Hyundai’s technical capabilities and its commitment
to reducing CO2 emissions. The vehicle maintains the overall
design and dynamics of the standard Santa Fe, but is altogether a
different car under the hood.
developed a proprietary parallel hybrid drive system which mates the
powerful but thrifty 2.4-litre Theta engine to a six-speed automatic
transmission and a 30Kw electric motor for maximum fuel economy and
substantially reduced CO2 emissions. And it also can be used as a
generator in order to save regenerative electric energy to the battery.
This proprietary parallel hybrid drive architecture will serve as the
foundation for all future hybrid drive vehicles to be developed by
The petrol-electric hybrid technology featured in the Santa Fe blue
Hybrid reduces CO2 emissions to just 148 g/km (combined cycle) and
delivers a fuel consumption figure of 6.2l/100km (combined cycle). With
an estimated top speed of 170 km/h and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of
10.6 sec, performance has hardly been compromised.
The latest electric motor-assisted steering system reduces power drain,
and very low resistance tyres further optimize fuel economy along with
start-stop technology which automatically shuts off the engine when the
vehicle comes to a halt.
Electric propulsion for the Santa Fe blue Hybrid is provided by a 30kW
electric motor (205Nm) which is coupled directly to the six-speed
automatic transmission. Electrical power is stored in a 270V
Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery (5.3Ah/270V) which has significant
advantages over lithium-ion batteries, including higher energy density
and lower manufacturing costs. Li-Poly is also more resistant to
physical damage and can also take more charge-discharge cycles before
storage capacity begins to degrade.